Electing a President
The Electoral College, In Plain English, A Commoncraft Video www.youtube.com Short guide to understanding how the U.S. elects a new president. This has been viewed well over a million times and helped many people finally understand th...
In 1824 Andrew Jackson won the popular vote but got less then 50% of the electoral votes. John Quincy Adams became the next president. when he was picked by the House of Representatives. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia www.flickr.com In 1824 Andrew Jackson won the popular vote but got less than 50% of the electoral votes. John Quincy Adams became the next president when he was picked by the House of Representatives. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia
In 1888 Grover Cleveland won the popular vote but lost the election when Benjamin Harrison got 233 electoral votes to Cleveland's 168. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia www.flickr.com In 1876 Samuel Tilden won the popular vote but lost the election when Rutherford B. Hayes got 185 electoral votes to Tilden's 184. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia
In 1888 Grover Cleveland won the popular vote but lost the election when Benjamin Harrison got 233 electoral votes to Cleveland's 168. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia www.flickr.com In 1824 Andrew Jackson won the popular vote but got less then 50% of the electoral votes. John Quincy Adams became the next president. when he was picked by the House of Representatives. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia
In 2000 Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the election to George Bush. In the most highly contested election in modern history, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the Florida recount of ballots, giving Bush the state's 25 electoral votes for a total of 271 to Gore's 255. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia www.flickr.com In 2000 Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the election to George Bush. In the most highly contested election in modern history, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the Florida recount of ballots, giving Bush the state's 25 electoral votes for a total of 271 to Gore's 255.
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Explore 270 to Win, an interactive map of the Electoral College, www.270towin.com Create your own forecast for the 2016 presidential election
Words to help you www2.lhric.org Presidential Election for Kids
An illustrated slideshow to learn more about electing a president, courtesy of Pocantico Hills School www2.lhric.org
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Resource: Congress for Kids www.congressforkids.net Using appealing, full-color illustrations, and engaging activities, Congress for Kids will extend your learning in the basics about the American federal government, elections, and citizenship.
Resource: Ben's Guide to Government bensguide.gpo.gov Ben’s Guide To the U.S. Government
Resource: Constitution Timeline constitutioncenter.org National Constitution Center - Centuries of Citizenship
Resource: US Constitution Online, a Hypertexed version of the Constitution www.usconstitution.net The United States Constitution - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
Interactive Game: Cast Your Vote via Ann Labek www.icivics.org What issues do you want to ask candidates about? In Cast Your Vote, you choose the questions in a debate, rate their responses, and vote for the candidate of your choice.
The Electoral College in 10 Minutes youtu.be When someone says Electoral College do you quietly look down and hope to avoid the conversation? Well you're not alone and HipHughes is here to clearly expla...
The Constitutional Convention, a photo from the National Archives www.flickr.com A picturel from the National Archives
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Speak Out: Voice your opinion about the Electoral College by adding a sticky note to the wall. You do not need a login to add to the wall. wallwisher.com Voice your opinions about the Electoral College
Play the Election, educational games playtheelection.randmcnally.com
Election Resources via Lorrie Applebey: Time for Kids www.timeforkids.com Who would you vote for President?
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PBS Kids Meet the Candidates pbskids.org PBS KIDS You Choose is a kid-friendly website introducing children ages 6-8 to relevant, non-partisan democracy-related topics through interactive exploration and video.
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